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Inaugurated in by Pratibha Patil, who was then prime minister of India, the Global Vipassana Pagoda took over eight years to build.

While planning for its construction began in , actual work on the primary structure started in and came to an end by However, the pagoda complex is still under construction to this day, with additional structures expected to be completed in the near future.

Fashioned after the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, the Global Vipassana Pagoda bears a spire covered in real gold and topped with a decorative umbrella piece donated by Myanmar.

The wooden main doors to the structure were also hand-carved in Myanmar, while the main building material was sandstone brought from Rajasthan. The strikingly beautiful monument was built to honor Gautama Buddha and his wise lessons. The central hall, which accommodates about 8, students who can sit and meditate jointly, houses relics of the Buddha and aims to encourage the continuous learning of his teachings.

Select currency. My Plans. Open menu Menu. The dome is twice the size of the dome of the Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur, which was previously the largest hollow stone monument in the world.

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The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a monument of peace which aims to spread teachings of compassion and non-violence propagated by the Buddha and to promote the practise of Vipassana. The pagoda, a dream project of Principal Vipassana Teacher, Mr. Goenka , has been constructed mainly with donations received from former students and devotees around the world. The people of Myanmar donated the marble used for the flooring and the umbrella placed atop the pagoda. The people of Thailand donated the golden paint typically used in pagodas, which is not available in India. In addition, a student's family donated the land while other past students of Vipassana and others contributed around Rs.

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The pagoda is to serve as a monument of peace and harmony. Built entirely through voluntary donations, the purpose of the Global Vipassana Pagoda is to: 1 share information about Vipassana, and 2 spread information on Gotama the Buddha and his teachings. Vipassana is the practical quintessence of the universal, non-sectarian teachings of the Buddha. Its traditional Burmese design is an expression of gratitude towards the country of Myanmar for preserving the practice of Vipassana.

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